Defined by words or action?
by Dan in Canada
“C’mon Dan. There is a holiday gathering at the pub tonight after work.
Let’s go get a beer.”
“No, but thank you for asking.”
“You do not drink, do you, Dan?”
“No. I just choose to not do that.”
“Dan, are you an alcoholic?”
“Because I choose to not drink, I must be an alcoholic?”
“Sure… Everybody but an alcoholic drinks once in a while!”
Dan logically counters, “If you believe that then it follows from the same
logic that because I do not occasionally kill someone, I am a mass murderer,
The discussion ends and Dan goes away with a knowing smile that somehow
looks more like a smirk…